99 CALL FOR POSTERS, WEB-BASED DEMOS It's not too late to submit an abstract for a print poster or web based demo for the MLA 1999 meeting in Chicago. The 1999 National Program Committee (NPC) invites you to submit proposals for posters and Web-based electronic demonstrations that emphasize visual presentation rather than written documentation. Accepted posters and Web-based demonstrations will be on display during MLA '99 in Chicago, IL. This is an opportunity to highlight creative solutions to your library's present tensions as well as your visions of the future perfect for libraries. You will be required to staff your poster or Web-based electronic demonstration during portions of the conference. Print presentation areas will include an 8-by-4-foot poster board, a table, and electricity. Other presentation aids (e.g., computers or audiovisual equipment) must be supplied by the presenter or may be obtained, at the presenter's expense, by special arrangement with MLA. Web-based electronic demonstration presentations should be designed as Web pages using standard HTML format. Presenters are encouraged to bring a laptop with a self-contained web presentation, not requiring Internet access. A self-contained presentation eliminates the problems of slow connect speeds and lost connections, allowing full attention to the presentation. If presenters cannot bring their own laptop, the presentation may reside on the presenter's home/local server, to be accessible through the MLA '99 Internet Center. Presenters who do not have a local server for storing these Web demonstration projects will be accommodated as part of the MLA '99 Web site and will be accessible from the MLA '99 Internet Center through links to the MLA '99 Web site. More detailed information will be available after proposals have been accepted. For up-to-date information concerning the MLA '99 poster session, Check the MLA '99 Web site regularly. How to Participate Submit two copies of the application form (found in the August 1999 MLA News) and two copies of an abstract (250 word maximum) describing your poster or Web-based demonstration. Explain the concepts you propose to present and how they will be represented visually, and include a mock-up showing the visual layout of the presentation. List authors and institutional affiliations on one copy of the proposal. The other copy should be blind (no author names or institutional affiliations or any other references that would identify the proposal). Deadline The deadline for receipt of proposals is October 1, 1998. Proposals should be submitted on the form provided. Completed proposals may be sent via surface mail or telefacsimile. Posters and web presentations will be judged on quality and relevance to the profession. Authors whose proposals have been accepted will be notified no later than January 1, 1999, and will be given final preparation instructions for completing the projects and submitting abstracts for publication. Final abstracts will be due in late February 1999.